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San Angelo, TX
51 to 200 employees
1988
Company - Private
IT Services
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Unknown
CalTech is a private and growing IT services company. We specialize in aligning our clients’ technology with their business goals. One of our biggest competitive strengths comes from our employees. We nurture the professional growth of our people while providing a fun ... Read more

Mission: Building lasting relationships and delivering value through exceptional technology services.

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    I have been working at CalTech (Texas) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are jobs, and there are career opportunities. This company is made of opportunities - every position has an entry level starting point where you prove your capability and earn the rewards that come with advanced responsibilities. There are even cases where positions have been created or relocated because of specific skills or employee needs. The overall environment is also one of shared purpose and collaboration. If you've been following LinkedIn articles recently, you may have heard of toxic work environments with infighting, counter-productivity, and malaise. Not so, at CalTech! The standard for greatness is shown in shout-outs on the internal message board, providing a shining example of the qualities valued by the management who notice excellence and let everyone know how proud they are. You know that they've got your back when it counts, and they are invested in your success - and your family's. Go find the video (search for "Caltech family picnic" on that big video site) and see for yourself. Travel, food, venue, and lodging were all paid for by the company this year. If your career is having trouble getting off the ground, this is a great place to launch, and an even better place to stay.

    Cons

    You have to want it. If you are not motivated and willing to put in the work, success will not be handed to you. It's also not easy just getting in the door - in one recent year, there was a ratio of 400 applications for every hire. The positive side of this is that the employees who are there really are exceptional. There is also a fair bit of pressure early on for the engineering path as there is a deadline to acquire certain certifications which are required for the position. If you don't get them, you cannot stay, and it requires significant time and effort investment. Your personal life may suffer for a little while, or longer depending on how ambitious you are, particularly if you do not live in San Angelo where all formal training is done.

    Advice to Management

    As with many call centers, there is an issue of background noise. Putting people who frequently use the phone in cubicles near people who much less frequently expect phone calls creates less of a possibility to maintain a low-noise-pollution environment. I recommend dividing the Tier 1 departments into their own areas, or provide noise-cancelling hardware to alleviate the sound affecting call quality.

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CalTech (Texas) Photos

CalTech (Texas) photo of: CalTech receiving Best Companies to Work for in Texas award
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CalTech (Texas) photo of: CalTech receiving Gold award at the American Advertising Federation of San Angelo award ceremony alongside By The Stream Media
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CalTech (Texas) Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at CalTech (Texas) in February 2013.

    Interview

    While in graduate school, I studied I/O Psychology and part of our program was geared towards the hiring process. As a student, I felt like I would be able to offer some recommendations, based on what I was learning in the grad program. CalTech knocked the interview process out of the park. A large majority of the best practices we learned in school were the very same things CalTech was doing. Needless to say, I was impressed!

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CalTech (Texas) Awards & Accolades

  • Best Companies to Work for in Texas, Best Companies Group and Texas Monthly, 2014
  • Best Companies to Work For in Texas (Small)(16), Best Companies Group and Texas Monthly, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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